Early voting for June primary officially underway in Virginia

In-person voting ends June 5

Early voting for the June primary is officially underway here in the commonwealth.

ROANOKE, Va. – Several people lined up outside the Roanoke City Registrar’s Office to cast their ballot as early as early voting for Virginia’s June primary began Friday.

They’re picking Democratic candidates for statewide races, along with the local sheriff’s office.

Officials told 10 News the turnout has been high for a primary election.

“It’s gone very well. I think we haven’t been extremely busy but we have had more people in the first two weeks for early voting than in the past,” said Roanoke City Elections Director, Andrew Cochran.

Now, voters no longer need a reason to vote absentee, but the final day to request a ballot through the mail is May 28.

In-person voting ends June 5 and the primary is set for three days after that on June 8.

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One of the biggest races that day will be for governor, including Terry McAullife, Justin Fairfax, Jennifer Carroll Foy and Jennifer McClellan as the Democratic candidates.

Meanwhile, Republican candidates will hold a convention on May 8 with voting sites across Virginia. The seven candidates include Amanda, Kirk Cox, Octavia Johnson, Peter Doran, Pete Snyder, Glenn Youngkin and Sergio De La Pena.

Click here to request an absentee ballot online.